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Oregon State Beavers
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Oregon State Beavers
Beavers-new-logo
First season 1893 (1893)
Athletic director Bob De Carolis
Head coach Jonathan Smith
2nd year, 2–10 ()
Home stadium Reser Stadium
Year built 1953
Stadium capacity 45,674
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Corvallis, Oregon
Conference Pac-12
Division Pacific-12 North
All-time history
Oregon State Beavers Historical Teams
1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
All-time record 505–546–50 ()
Postseason bowl record 10–5–0 ()
Conference titles 5 (1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, 2000)
Heisman winners 1 (Terry Baker)
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
Beavers-uniforms
Colors Orange and Black

             


Fight song Hail to Old OSU
Mascot Benny Beaver
Marching band Oregon State University Marching Band
Rivals Oregon Ducks
Washington Huskies
Washington State Cougars
Website OSUBeavers.com

The Oregon State Beavers are a member of the NCAA FBS Pacific-12 Conference, playing their home games at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. The team first fielded an organized football team in 1893[1]. The Beavers are currently coached by Gary Andersen, with Dave Baldwin as the offensive coordinator and Kalani Sitake as the defensive coordinator.


HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

Football at Oregon State started in 1893 shortly after athletics were initially authorized at the college. Athletics were banned at prior May of 1892, but when the strict school president Benjamin Arnold passed away, President John Bloss reversed the ban.[2] Bloss's son William started the first team, on which he served as both coach and quarterback.[3] The team's first game was an easy 63-0 defeat over the home team, Albany College.

Conference historyEdit

Oregon State has been in several athletic conferences. These include the Northwest Intercollegiate Association (1902-1914),[4] the Pacific Coast Conference (1915-1959),[5] and the Pacific-12 Conference (1964-present). Prior to 1902, and in-between the Pacific Coast and Pacific-12 conferences, Oregon State played as an independent school.

RivalriesEdit

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Oregon State fans prepare to rush the field in an historic upset of #3 USC in 2006

University of OregonEdit

Oregon State's primary rival is the University of Oregon. The two schools enjoy a fierce and long-standing rivalry due to the proximity of the two campuses. The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, about 40 miles south of Corvallis. The teams first matched up on the gridiron in 1894 and have been playing each other almost every year since. The rivalry game between the two schools is called the "Civil War" and is typically played the last game of each season. They have played each other 114 times which makes it the seventh-oldest college football rivalry game.

Washington and Washington StateEdit

The two other Pacific Northwest Pac-12 schools are also rivals. The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars are within driving distance of Corvallis, so a large number of the road team's fans typically travel to each game. The Beavers have been playing the Huskies since 1897 and the Cougars since 1903. It is notable that the Oregon State-Washington rivalry predates the first Apple Cup and Oregon-Washington games, which were initiated in 1900.

The rivalry between the four Pacific Northwest Pac-12 schools is occasionally called the "Northwest Championship". Former Washington Huskies coach Rick Neuheisel coined the phrase to describe the four-team competition during the 2002 season. Since 2002, Oregon State has won the "Northwest Championship" two times (2004, 2007) by beating all three of its rivals in the same season.

Season recordsEdit

Year Team Coach Win Loss Ties Win % Cnf Place PF PA Bowl
Game
Final Poll
1893 State Agricultural College Bill Bloss 4 1 .800 Ind. 144 48
1894 State Agricultural College Guy Kennedy 2 1 .667 Ind. 52 28
1895 State Agricultural College Paul Downing 0 2 1 .000 Ind. 6 80
1896 State Agricultural College Tommy Code 1 2 .333 Ind. 26 14
1897 Oregon Agricultural College Bill Bloss 2 0 1.000 Ind. 42 8
1898 Oregon Agricultural College No Coach 1 2 1 .333 Ind. 36 78
1899 Oregon Agricultural College Highland Stickney 3 2 .600 Ind. 75 60
1900 No Team* No Coach
1901 No Team* No Coach
1902 Oregon Agricultural College Fred Herbold 4 1 1 .800 n/a 157 16
1903 Oregon Agricultural College Thomas L. McFadden 2 4 1 .333 n/a 21 32
1904 Oregon Agricultural College Allen Steckle 4 2 .667 n/a 119 22
1905 Oregon Agricultural College Allen Steckle 6 3 .667 n/a 166 28
1906 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 4 1 2 .800 n/a 77 4
1907 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 6 0 1.000 1st 137 0
1908 Oregon Agricultural College F. S. Norcross 4 3 1 .571 n/a 83 51
1909 Oregon Agricultural College Sol Metzger 4 2 1 .667 n/a 54 41
1910 Oregon Agricultural College George Schildmiller 3 2 1 .600 n/a 27 43
1911 Oregon Agricultural College Sam Dolan 5 2 .714 n/a 119 49
1912 Oregon Agricultural College Sam Dolan 3 4 .429 n/a 57 40
1913 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 3 2 3 .600 n/a 59 75
1914 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 7 0 2 1.000 2nd 172 15
1915 Oregon Agricultural College E.J. Stewart 5 3 .625 n/a 166 173
1916 Oregon Agricultural College Joseph Pipal 4 5 .444 3rd 92 112
1917 Oregon Agricultural College Joseph Pipal 4 2 1 .667 3rd 83 33
1918 Oregon Agricultural College H. W. "Bill" Hargiss 2 4 .333 5th 33 46
1919 Oregon Agricultural College H. W. "Bill" Hargiss 4 4 1 .500 6th 143 64
1920 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 2 2 2 .500 5th 20 52
1921 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 4 3 2 .571 4th 231 42
1922 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 3 4 .429 5th-T 44 42
1923 Oregon Agricultural College R. B. Rutherford 4 5 2 .455 6th-T 55 71
1924 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 3 5 .375 7th 71 85
1925 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 2 .778 3rd-T 268 81
1926 Oregon Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 1 .875 3rd-T 221 30
1927 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 3 3 1 .500 5th-T 98 78
1928 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 6 3 .667 6th-T 206 53
1929 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 5 4 .556 7th 182 106
1930 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 7 3 .700 6th 208 60
1931 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 6 3 1 .667 7th 198 62
1932 Oregon State Agricultural College Paul J. Schissler 4 6 .400 8th-T 130 109
1933 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 6 2 2 .750 4th 88 48
1934 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 3 6 2 .333 9th 104 131
1935 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 6 4 1 .591 7th 175 100
1936 Oregon State Agricultural College Lon Stiner 4 6 .400 7th 113 151
1937 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 3 3 3 .500 6th 71 60
1938 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 3 1 .625 4th 72 51
1939 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 9 1 1 .900 2nd 186 77 Pineapple Bowl
1940 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 3 1 .625 3rd 128 80
1941 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 8 2 .800 1st 143 49 Rose Bowl #12
1942 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 4 5 1 .444 6th 157 142
1943 No Team* No Coach
1944 No Team* No Coach
1945 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 4 4 1 .500 4th 100 131
1946 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 7 1 1 .875 2nd 157 81
1947 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 5 .500 6th 171 136
1948 Oregon State College Lon Stiner 5 4 3 .556 5th 249 236 Pineapple Bowl
1949 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 7 3 .700 5th 232 188
1950 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 3 6 .333 8th 107 183
1951 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 4 6 .400 6th 204 180
1952 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 2 7 .222 9th 123 267
1953 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 3 6 .333 6th 39 187
1954 Oregon State College Kip Taylor 1 8 .111 9th 60 296
1955 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 3 .667 2nd 126 120
1956 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 7 3 1 .700 1st 171 156 Rose Bowl #10
1957 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 8 2 .800 1st-T 203 129 #19
1958 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 4 .600 4th 98 118
1959 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 3 7 .300 Ind. 166 178
1960 Oregon State College Tommy Prothro 6 3 1 .667 Ind. 197 145 Gotham Bowl[6]
1961 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 5 5 .500 Ind. 165 137
1962 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 9 2 .818 Ind. 278 148 Liberty Bowl #17
1963 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 5 5 .500 Ind. 198 192
1964 Oregon State University Tommy Prothro 8 3 .727 1st-T 149 124 Rose Bowl #8
1965 Oregon State University Dee Andros 5 5 .500 7th 162 124
1966 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 3 .700 2nd-T 171 156
1967 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 2 1 .778 2nd-T 187 137 #7
1968 Oregon State University Dee Andros 7 3 .700 2nd 285 179 #13
1969 Oregon State University Dee Andros 6 4 .600 4th 175 148
1970 Oregon State University Dee Andros 6 5 .545 6th-T 211 239
1971 Oregon State University Dee Andros 5 6 .455 5th 271 317
1972 Oregon State University Dee Andros 2 9 .182 8th 131 295
1973 Oregon State University Dee Andros 2 9 .182 5th-T 166 293
1974 Oregon State University Dee Andros 3 8 .273 5th-T 285 293
1975 Oregon State University Dee Andros 1 10 .091 7th 103 264
1976 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 2 10 .167 7th-T 179 325
1977 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 2 9 .182 8th 173 303
1978 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 3 7 .300 9th 128 266
1979 Oregon State University Craig Fertig 1 10 .091 10th 147 396
1980 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 0 11 .000 10th 108 386 Mirage Bowl[7]
1981 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 1 10 .091 10th 145 469
1982 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 1 9 1 .100 10th 132 306
1983 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 2 8 1 .200 9th 171 266
1984 Oregon State University Joe Avezzano 2 9 .182 9th 158 396
1985 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 3 8 .273 9th 160 362
1986 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 3 8 .273 10th 143 270
1987 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 2 9 .182 10th 189 433
1988 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 4 6 1 .400 8th 246 280
1989 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 4 7 1 .364 6th 207 357
1990 Oregon State University Dave Kragthorpe 1 10 .091 10th 152 371
1991 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 10 .091 9th-T 125 365
1992 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 9 1 .100 10th 163 363
1993 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 4 7 .364 8th-T 224 294
1994 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 4 7 .364 8th-T 223 239
1995 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 1 10 .091 10th 136 237
1996 Oregon State University Jerry Pettibone 2 9 .182 10th 216 388
1997 Oregon State University Mike Riley 3 8 .273 10th 195 285
1998 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 6 .455 8th-T 286 291
1999 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 7 5 .583 5th 347 277 Oahu Bowl
2000 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 11 1 .917 1st-T 400 212 Fiesta Bowl #4
2001 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 5 6 .455 7th 287 259
2002 Oregon State University Dennis Erickson 8 5 .615 4th 414 267 Insight Bowl
2003 Oregon State University Mike Riley 8 5 .615 6th-T 433 301 Las Vegas Bowl
2004 Oregon State University Mike Riley 7 5 .583 4th 320 294 Insight Bowl
2005 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 6 .455 7th 293 365
2006 Oregon State University Mike Riley 10 4 .714 3rd 389 311 Sun Bowl #21
2007 Oregon State University Mike Riley 9 4 .692 3rd 362 294 Emerald Bowl #25
2008 Oregon State University Mike Riley 9 4 .692 2nd-T 397 300 Sun Bowl #24
2009 Oregon State University Mike Riley 8 5 .615 2nd-T 409 325 Las Vegas Bowl
2010 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 7 .417 5th-T 293 342
2011 Oregon State University Mike Riley 3 9 .250 5th (North) 262 370
2012 Oregon State University Mike Riley 9 4 .692 5th (North) 423 268 Alamo Bowl #20
2013 Oregon State University Mike Riley 7 6 .538 5th (North) 452 408 Hawaii Bowl
2014 Oregon State University Mike Riley 5 7 .417 5th (North) 308 379
  • OSU has won the Pac-10/Pac-12 Championship 5 times: 1941, 1956, 1957, 1964, and 2000.
  • The Beavers did not field a team in 1900, 1901, 1943, or 1944.

Bowl historyEdit

Oregon State has played in 15 postseason bowl games.[8] The Beavers have also played in the Mirage Bowl, but this was a regular season game and a "bowl" in name only, not a post-season invitational bowl game.[9] The 15 bowl game total does not include an invitation to play in the Gotham Bowl in 1960, when no opponent could be found for Oregon State.[10] The Beavers are 10-5 in bowl game appearances.

Bowl game appearances and resultsEdit

Year and bowl Winning team Losing team Result
1940 Pineapple Bowl Oregon State 39 Hawaii 6 Won
1942 Rose Bowl Oregon State 20 Duke 16 Won
1949 Pineapple Bowl Oregon State 47 Hawaii 27 Won
1957 Rose Bowl Iowa 35 Oregon State 19 Lost
1962 Liberty Bowl Oregon State 6 Villanova 0 Won
1965 Rose Bowl Michigan 34 Oregon State 7 Lost
1999 Oahu Bowl Hawaii 23 Oregon State 17 Lost
2001 Fiesta Bowl[11] Oregon State 41 Notre Dame 9 Won
2002 Insight Bowl Pittsburgh 38 Oregon State 13 Lost
2003 Las Vegas Bowl Oregon State 55 New Mexico 14 Won
2004 Insight Bowl Oregon State 38 Notre Dame 21 Won
2006 Sun Bowl Oregon State 39 Missouri 38 Won
2007 Emerald Bowl Oregon State 21 Maryland 14 Won
2008 Sun Bowl Oregon State 3 Pittsburgh 0 Won
2009 Las Vegas Bowl BYU 44 Oregon State 20 Lost
2012 Alamo Bowl Texas 31 Oregon State 27 Lost
2013 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38 Boise State 23 Won

Current coaching staffEdit

Notable playersEdit

For a full list, see Oregon State Football Alumni

Heisman Trophy RecipientsEdit

1962 Terry Baker - QB

All-AmericansEdit

Oregon State has had 42 All-Americans in the history of the program as of the end of the 2006-07 season.[12]

1916 Herman Abraham - HB
1921 George "Gap" Powell - FB
1928 Howard Maple - QB
1933 Red Franklin - HB
Ade Schwammel - T
1939 Eberle Schultz - OG
1940 Vic Sears - T
1941 Quentin Greenough - C
1946 Bill Gray - C
1955 John Witte - T
1956 John Witte - T
1958 Ted Bates - OT
1962 Terry Baker - QB
1963 Vern Burke - SE
1964 Jack O'Billovich - LB
Rich Koeper - OT
1967 Jess Lewis - DT
Jon Sandstrom - G
John Didion - C
1968 John Didion - C
Bill Enyart - FB
1970 Craig Hanneman - DT
1972 Steve Brown - LB
1979 Steve Coury - SE
1992 Fletcher Keister - OG
1998 Inoke Breckterfield - DE
2000 Ken Simonton - TB
DeLawrence Grant - DE
Chris Gibson - C
Richard Seigler - LB
2001 Dennis Weathersby - CB
Mitch Meeuwsen - S
2002 Dennis Weathersby - CB
Steven Jackson - TB
2003 Steven Jackson - TB
Brandon Browner - CB
2004 Mitch Meeuwsen - FS
Mike Hass - WR
2005 Mike Hass - WR
Alexis Serna - PK
Jeremy Perry - OT
2006 Sammie Stroughter - PR
2007 Roy Schuening - OG
2008 Andy Levitre - OT
Jacquizz Rodgers - RB

Beavers in the NFLEdit

Notable former playersEdit

MediaEdit

Radio flagship: KPAM 860-AM in Portland
Broadcasters: Mike Parker (University of Oregon graduate; play-by-play), Steve Preece (analyst) and Todd Mansfield (Fox Sports Northwest employee; sideline reporter).</br> Oregon State also has an extensive network of broadcast affiliates.[13]

Notable AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/pac10/oregon_state/index.php
  2. Forgard, Benjamin. The Evolution of School Spirit and Tradition at Oregon State University. Retrieved on 30 May 2012.
  3. Edmonston Jr., George. The Birth of OSU Football. OSU Alumni Association. Retrieved on 30 May 2012.
  4. Athletics. The Orange & Black.
  5. Pacific Coast Conference. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 11 May 2012.
  6. Oregon State turned down invitation to attend, game canceled
  7. The Mirage Bowl is not a postseason bowl game, and is generally discounted from bowl records
  8. Oregon State University Football Media Guide: Bowl Game History. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  9. Oregon State Bowl History. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  10. Gotham Bowl inaugural off. Register Guard. Retrieved on 18 April 2012.
  11. The 2001 Fiesta Bowl was played on January 1, 2001. It followed the 2000 season.
  12. 2006 Football Media Guide - All-Americans (PDF) pp. 4. OSUBeavers.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-19. [dead link]
  13. http://oregonstate.scout.com/3/radio.html Oregon State Football Radio Network

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